Sustainable and conscious eating made simple, fun, and delicious—the founder of Impatient Foodie shows how the “slow food” movement doesn’t have to be slow with these inspired meals perfect for everyone.
Elettra Wiedemann didn’t set out to be a foodie. At twenty-eight, with a burgeoning global modeling career and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics, she understood the larger impact of her food choices, and the importance of a more conscious way of life. But whenever she walked into her apartment after a twelve-hour work day, all her ideals about food would collapse. Why did being a foodie mean you have to labor for hours using obscure cooking methods and ingredients? Why did good food always go hand-in-hand with slowing down? Wasn’t there a way to have slow, sustainable, delicious food without the “slow”?
Impatient Foodie bridges the gap between the ideals of the organic, slow food movement and the realities of a busy life. Loaded with shortcuts, pantry lists, and more than one hundred handy and delicious recipes for busy people, this vividly illustrated, easy-to-navigate cookbook shows how to get the most out of your meals in the least amount of time. Organized by ingredient to minimize grocery store trips and maximize seasonality, Impatient Foodie offers easy ways to spin off kale, chicken, fish, berries, and more into multiple meals, and offers home cooks a variety of inspiring vegetarian and vegan options. Unique, friendly, and entertaining, The Impatient Foodie provides the ideal foundation for thoughtful eating in a hectic, time-starved world. With her immensely popular Impatient Foodie blog, her profile at Refinery29, her degree in biomedicine, and her stunning beauty and charm, Elettra Wiedemann is the perfect spokesperson for this reassuring and helpful message.
Elettra Wiedemann is a sustainable food advocate, fashion model, and founder of the popular blog Impatient Foodie. From 2015-2016, she was Executive Food Editor at Refinery29, building out and growing their food and drink vertical from the readership in the thousands to the millions. She holds a Master’s degree in Biomedicine from the London School of Economics. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"Say goodbye to the reasons you think a homecooked meal is impossible after a long day of work ... shares shortcuts, pantry lists and more than 100 easy recipes to get dinner on the table in no time." —People.com
“Torn between the tenets of the slow food movement and faced with the time constraints of a busily hectic life, Elettra Wiedemann became an Impatient Foodie. This cookbook is filled with 100 mouthwatering recipes for home cooks eager to put healthy meals on the table, but who are hampered by a lack of time. The recipes have short lists of ingredients that are easily available at local supermarkets, and there are no complicated techniques, thus making shopping and preparing quick and easy.” —Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan, authors of The Pollan Family Table
“Elettra Wiedemann’s Impatient Foodie proves that eating healthily and sustainably is both uncomplicated and cool. With delightful wit, style and an advocacy for change, Elettra delivers a complete guidebook of easy, time-saving recipes that you will turn to weekly if not daily. I use this book for inspiration in my menu planning all year long and for food dreams.” —Mario Batali, chef, author, philanthropist
“100 recipes for tight schedules and lazy cooks...impressive...approachable and easy to pull together.” —Publishers Weekly
"Recommended for anyone exasperated by cooking. There’s a lot of humor in Wiedemann’s impatience, and many readers will be entertained by her acerbic comments on crowded farmer’s markets, confusing food labels, laborious recipes, and useless spices." —Library Journal